Sunday, December 19, 2010
Even before taking office, Republican Govs.-elect John Kasich (OH) and Scott Walker (WI) swiftly delivered on their “promises to kill America’s future” by rebuking a total of $1.2 billion in stimulus funding for high-speed rail projects in their states. Shunning the $810 million for the long-planned Wisconsin rail project, Walker promised to kill the Milwaukee-Madison link if President Obama tried “to force this down the throats of the taxpayers.”
Note that this is money already appropriated. Its going to be spent, it just wont be spent in Wisconsin and Ohio. That money now goes to other states, along with the nearly 30,000 jobs the projects are estimated to create.